A young family supported by the Girls’ and Women’s Literacy Pilot in Mali.
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William J. Foltz was a long-time advocate for disadvantaged people in Africa.
In his 30-year role as chair of Yale’s Council on African Studies, Bill enhanced the University’s course offerings in African Studies. He was the recipient of the Ford Foundation Area Training Fellowship and the Guggenheim Fellowship, and taught in Uganda, Chad, South Africa, as well as the United States.
In his role on the National Intelligence Council, Bill counseled the Clinton Administration on its policy, or, as he put it, “My job was to help my government do fewer stupid things in Africa.”
He was responsible for bringing together opposing groups to help resolve conflicts in the Horn of Africa and Northern Ireland, and published many articles on topics from conflict-resolution to a study of ethnic conflict published in Russian. But Bill defined his success by the generations of scholars who shared his commitment to careful field work, clear-eyed analysis, and simple, lucid prose.
Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, and two sons and grandchildren.
Photo by Janet Barry
This man is a merchant in the Mopti Market of Mali. World Education was recently featured in two articles about the importance of renewed involvement in Mali after the recent period of intense conflict in the country. To read the articles, click here and here.
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This photo, taken in 2004, shows village elders in the West African nation of Mali.
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Photo by Janet Barry.
Children at a World Education-supported school in Mali.
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A secondary school girl in Kidal, Mali, at the close of the 2008 school year. Our Batonga Girls’ Education Program education packages covered school fees, uniforms, and school supplies; after-school tutorials ; and mentor programs.
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Photo by Janet Barry
This boy is supported by our programs in Mali.
Northern Mali has a long history of ethnic and armed conflict which continues to this day. The primary goal of the Walaikum Conflict Mitigation and Reconciliation project is to create a sustainable network of agents of peace in northern Mali to promote and choose peace.
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Photo by Katie Saul, World Ed staff
Girls from the Ambassador Girls’ Scholarship Program (AGSP) in Mali take a break from learning to laugh for the camera. World Education implemented AGSP from 2004-2011 in 13 West African countries, providing over 188,000 scholarships to help disadvantaged children go to – and remain in – school.
When women and girls earn an income, they reinvest 90% of it into their families. Read more about the power of educating girls in a new blog from the AGSP director, Khadi Coulibaly.
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